Some of these had told us that continental
shopkeepers always raise their prices on English and Americans.
In general the continental
, or at least the Belgian old women permit themselves a licence of manners, speech, and aspect, such as our venerable granddames would recoil from as absolutely disreputable, and Madame Reuter's jolly face bore evidence that she was no exception to the rule of her country; there was a twinkle and leer in her left eye; her right she kept habitually half shut, which I thought very odd indeed.
All this continental
life, all this Europe of yours, and all the trash about 'going abroad' is simply foolery, and it is mere foolery on our part to come.
The historians tell us with naive assurance that its causes were the wrongs inflicted on the Duke of Oldenburg, the nonobservance of the Continental
System, the ambition of Napoleon, the firmness of Alexander, the mistakes of the diplomatists, and so on.
The villa was a roomy white house, which, as is the case with most continental
houses, looked to an English eye frail, ramshackle, and absurdly frivolous, more like a pagoda in a tea-garden than a place where one slept.
He had gained an excellent practice, alternating, according to the season, between London and a Continental
bathing-place; having written a treatise on Gout, a disease which has a good deal of wealth on its side.
She is a foolish, good-natured little woman, who thinks herself clever because her husband has permitted her to travel a good deal, and has evidently been rather fascinated by the latitudinarianism of continental
Beginning with a raid on two steamship companies, it developed into a pitched battle with a city, a state, and a continental
After a continental
career, which will leave undying recollections, he is now recalled to England--at the suggestion of a person of distinction in the Church, who prefers a mild climate.
With these modest hints I closed my letter; and thus for once, thanks to my Continental
experience, I was able to instruct my lawyer!
And while Japan dreamed of continental
empire and strove to realize the dream, she suppressed her own proletarian revolution.
And one thing that we must remember Byron for is that he made English literature Continental
Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical and matter-of-fact.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental
than the north pole.
Thus, also, it is that continental
productions have everywhere become so largely naturalised on islands.